Singer-songwriter, arranger, bandleader
Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), né Brooks, also known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer. Wikipedia
Age: 83 (age at death)
Born: 27th January, 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee, United States
Died: 23rd June, 2013, Place of Death
Height: Height Unknown
Is sometimes referred to as the "Lion of the Blues"
Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison has often had Bland as a guest singer at his concerts.
Bobby (Blue) Bland, the debonair balladeer whose sophisticated, emotionally fraught performances helped modernize the blues, died on Sunday at his home in Germantown, Tenn., a suburb of Memphis. He was 83. His death was confirmed by his son Rodd, who played drums in his band. Though he possessed gifts on a par with his most consummate peers, Mr. Bland never achieved the popular acclaim enjoyed by contemporaries like Ray Charles and B. B. King. His restrained vocals, punctuated by the occasional squalling shout, nevertheless made him a mainstay on the... Read More
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